Nuthatch Vanga

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

The Nuthatch Vanga is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Nuthatch Vanga of Madagascar and the sitellas from Australia and New Guinea were once placed in the nuthatch family because of similarities in appearance and lifestyle, but they are not closely related. The resemblances arose via convergent evolution to fill an ecological niche. A 2006 review of Asian nuthatches suggested that there are still unresolved problems in nuthatch taxonomy and proposed splitting the genus Sitta. More

* Nuthatch Vanga Adult male in the hand Sahambavy Forest, Toamasina Province, Madagascar (Monotypic species) nlb.birder 2 November 2007 22 weeks ago 3 * Nuthatch Vanga Adult male Sahambavy Forest, Toamasina Province, Madagascar (Monotypic species) nlb. More

The nuthatch vanga is the only species with an orange as opposed to grey, blue, or black bill. Distribution With one strange exception, vangas are endemic to the mainland and adjacent small islands of Madagascar. They are found all over the island, being most scarce on the central plateau region where there is scarcely any natural habitat left. More

Nuthatch Vanga Hypositta corallirostris 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Least Concern Justification This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). More

Stamps showing Nuthatch Vanga Hypositta corallirostris Nuthatch Vanga Hypositta corallirostris Nuthatch Vanga Hypositta corallirostris 145.007 Nuthatch Vanga IOC v2.4: 5935 Links will open countrypage in new window - Liberia 08.02.1999 Flora and fauna 12v sheet - Madagascar 12.02. More

blue, Chabert's, and nuthatch vangas, place their nests higher in the canopy, and so are more difficult to study. Nuthatch vangas attach their nest to a main trunk, often in a slight crevice. Blue vangas choose a site near the end of a branch near the crown, as do Chabert's vangas. By far the best studied species is the rufous vanga, which has a cooperative breeding system where young males contribute to the upbringing of the young. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Vangidae
Genus : Hypositta
Species : corallirostris
Authority : (Newton, 1863)